10 best Japanese dining experiences (according to me)

If you’re looking for the ultimate list of the best dining experiences in Japan, you might be disappointed. With so many diverse foods and eateries ranging from informal to exquisite Michelin-starred restaurants putting together any kind of “best of” list would be mission impossible. So what you have here is only my personal account of…

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Cheese and vinegar. Or do you need more reasons to visit Italy?

Of course I’m not talking about just any random cheese and vinegar. I mean traditional balsamic vinegar and cheese that goes by the name parmigiano regiano which is a universe away from what you’re used to calling parmesan. These two were the reasons for our recent trip to Modena. The region around Modena is nothing…

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Restaurant Week: Best Time to Visit Slovenia as a Foodie

How many gourmet restaurants can you visit in a week? For me the answer to this question is some correlation of the available time, budget and a certain physical fitness in form of a sustained appetite (because no matter how small and elaborate portions seem you always end up full in the end). But what if…

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Two Stars With Guts

“I don’t think people come to Sicily to taste French food, that’s why our menu is based on local ingredients,” says Vincenzo Candiano, executive chef at the Locanda Don Serafino restaurant in Ragusa at the end of our six course meal. I admire his confidence. He is following his determination contrary to the popular opinion…

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Places We Should Visit More Often: Istria

I admit I’ve been avoiding Croatian Istria since I stopped travelling there with my parents every summer. Let’s be honest, in terms of unspoilt beaches and crystal clear water Croatia has so much more to offer. But recently I realised I’ve been doing it injustice. I still wouldn’t want to spend my summer holiday there,…

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Eat Your Way Around the World In Just One Day

I love the concept of street food markets. I don’t think there’s a better way to taste all kinds of food from all over the world in just one extended meal. Eating on a street is a casual affair – but sharing a table with total strangers, eating from plastic plates using plastic cutlery that…

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3 Reasons Why You Should Start Planning Your Visit to Goriška Brda Now

1. Local winemakers produce some top-notch wines and are fun to hang out with I bet some sooner or later some trend-conscious wine connoisseur will describe Goriška Brda as a “concept wine store” – not that one necessarily understands what the expression means, but it sounds extremely fancy, so it must be something cool. I…

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The Next Best Thing to Travelling

If I had unlimited financial resources and time I would probably spend most of them travelling the world. Until this happens I am bound to spend more time doing my second favourite activity connected with travelling – travel planning. And since my husband has already agreed to a week away from work in November (following…

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The Restaurant That Turned Me Into a Fish Snob

One of the main reasons we’ve been spending our summer holidays on the Brač island in Dalmatia for the last eight (or is it nine?) years is a restaurant we discovered during our first stay. Come to think of it, it’s more likely the sole reason for our annual pilgrimage, the joyful anticipation of it…

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Things We Learned On Our Trip From Miami To NOLA

Travel enriches your life. No matter why or how you travel, you will inevitably learn something. Sometimes it’s just basic common knowledge, for instance that you should not pack your jacket with the passport in one of the pockets into your checked suitcase. At other times travel may forever change your world view. On our…

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